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Free admission and extended hours begin Friday, October 4
ACTON, MA – Discovery Museum has announced the return of their First Friday Nights Free! program for 2018-2019, offering free admission along with extended evening hours on the first Friday night of the month beginning Friday, October 4.
From October through June, the Discovery Museum will be open until 8:00pm on the first Friday of every month with free admission beginning at 4:30pm. Discovery Woods will be open until dusk. While not required for admission, donations of non-perishable food donations for the Acton Food Pantry, Open Table of Concord and Open Table of Maynard are greatly appreciated.
First Friday Nights Free! is sponsored by Middlesex Savings Bank, with additional support from Emerson Hospital.
About the Discovery Museum
Discovery Museum is a hands-on museum that blends science, nature, and play, inspiring families to explore and learn together. The museum and its Discovery Woods accessible outdoor nature playscape and 550 sf treehouse blend the best of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) learning on a beautiful 4.5-acre campus abutting 180 acres of conservation land in Acton, MA, about 20 miles west of Boston. Originally founded in 1982 and expanded to two museums in 1987, the museum reopened in a single accessible building after a complete renovation and expansion in early 2018. Hands-on, open-ended exhibits developed by professional educators inspire curiosity and exploration, providing a fun and engaging experience for children and adults to discover their world together. Serving families and schools from towns throughout the region, the museum is devoted to informal education that enhances classroom learning. Discovery Museum is committed to accessibility, and is a proud recipient of the 2017 Massachusetts Commonwealth Award, the only winner in the Access category. Discovery Museum is the winner of Boston magazine’s 2018 Best of Boston® Best Family-Friendly Museum, West. For more information please visit www.discoveryacton.org. Discovery Museum is a community-supported non-profit organization.
Discovery Museum programming is supported in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.